You can help maximize your Ford all‑electric vehicle’s range between charges by making a few simple adjustments to your driving habits and practicing a few tips.
Your all-electric vehicle already offers useful onboard features that can help you make the most of your MPGe* rating, including Energy History, Energy Coach, Surplus and Status.
Here are some smart tips for further maximizing your range** between charges:
EXTENDING YOUR RANGE BETWEEN CHARGES
WARM UP OR COOL DOWN YOUR INTERIOR WITH MyGO TIMES
Your Ford electric vehicle features MyGo Times, which preconditions your vehicle’s interior temperature*** (heating or cooling it) while the vehicle is charging on the grid. When you’re ready to depart, the interior cabin temperature is comfortable without the need to deplete the charge from the high-voltage battery.
STICK WITH THE SPEED LIMIT
Try to avoid quick acceleration and hard braking since they affect range, too. If you brake slowly and smoothly, you can also optimize your regenerative braking, which can help capture more energy and maximize your range.
PUT IT IN CRUISE
When traffic and road conditions permit, use cruise control to help maintain a constant set speed and avoid driving at higher speeds, which can have a negative impact on your range.
SAY “NO” TO STOP-AND-GO TRAFFIC
If you can, avoid routes that have heavy stop-and-go traffic and many stoplights.
MORE WIND AND WEIGHT = LESS RANGE
Have a cargo carrier or roof-mounted bike rack? They’re convenient, but can decrease range. Skip them, and you can help maximize your range.
REDUCE A/C USAGE
Whenever you can, reduce the use of air conditioning, heated seats and defrosters to help maximize your range. When driving in extreme weather conditions, remember that those can affect your battery operation.
LOOK AFTER YOUR ALL-ELECTRIC VEHICLE
Remember to keep up with your scheduled maintenance. Being diligent can help optimize your Ford all-electric vehicle’s range.
*EPA-estimated rating of 110 city/99hwy/105combined MPGe. Actual mileage will vary.
**EPA-estimated all-electric driving range of 76 miles. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, and lithium-ion battery.
***Effectiveness of cabin conditioning may be reduced by extreme outside temperatures, or when using 120V charging.